Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BB473923_1545061276
Contact Name: Tanya Etheridge
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 15:41

Job Description

Our wonderful client is on the lookout for a PROGRAMME MANAGER to join the team. Our client is a well known, established international Wealth Management company that empowers financial institutions to shape their future. This is an exciting time to join the team! Please see below for a full job description.

Reporting To: COO

Responsibility for Others: Project Manager(s)

Location: Horsham

Hours of Work Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch

Any Special Requirements Some need to travel to clients across the UK (hours, travel)

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Manage and Coordinate multiple projects/programmes to ensure each is aligned with the overall business aims and priorities. Create, organise, manage and report on programmes to support the company's strategic direction.

Key Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Full accountability for programme governance
  • Stakeholder management - internal and external
  • Manage the programme / project budgets / change financials - subject to oversight by Group Finance
  • Work with key business leads to deliver end-to-end change including embedding change practices
  • Ensure any introduced change is future-proofed to meet our Vision; challenge the requirements, apply common sense to prioritisation, and guide the business through the change processes
  • Liaise with Project and Line Managers to appoint project leads and team members to individual projects taking into consideration BAU requirements
  • Coordinate individual projects and manage the dependencies between them
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Set milestones against activities, report progress against them, identifying challenges or delivery risks early
  • Develop and implement evaluation methods to assess each programme's strengths and identify areas of improvement
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Plan the global resource across projects, identifying any risks, conflicts or issues
  • Maintain programme risk and issue logs, with regular analysis and reports for programme reviews

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience within project / programme environment & Change management - minimum 5 years
  • Degree or equivalent in Business Management
  • Proven experience of planning and executing strategic business objectives
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills are essential
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to control and manage budgets / P & L ownership experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing a team of project resources
  • Experience working in a client facing role and comfortable overseeing client changes
  • Understanding of principles and methods for management of multiple projects
  • Ability to problem solve and use of initiative in complex project environment
  • IT literate - for a variety of tasks including Excel, word, power point - MS Project or equivalent
  • Proven ability to deliver in a timely and professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and presentation
  • Good organisational skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Financial Services industry experience
  • Experience of supporting multiple project management
  • Experience of a variety of delivery life cycles/approaches i.e. Agile/SAFe Agile/Waterfall
  • Experience of project management methodology - Prince2, Lean, Six Sigma approaches
  • Experienced with risk management and quality assurance controls

Personal characteristics:

  • Highly motivated, flexible and adaptable
  • Creative ability to find solutions to complex issues / Solution focused
  • Team player / collaborative approach
  • Resilient
  • The drive for continuous personal improvement
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Positive outlook on work and the activities presented
  • Delivery focused